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Functional Residual Lung Capacity
Scarring: As the lungs scar and lose volume, both the vital capacity and residual lung volume decrease. That is the nature of restrictive lung disease. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Spirometry results essentially normal spirometry. Hyperinflation questionable the single breath diffusing capacity is moderately impaired. COPD?
Possible: A reduced DLCO/Va points to damage or scarring in the lung tissue and emphysema (especially if you have been a smoker) or other interstitial lung diseases may be the cause. The normal lung function however is not compatible with COPD but then I don't understand what you meant by hyperinflation in the presence of normal lung function test. See a pulmonologist. ...Read more
My spirometry:slight restrictive shape of curve.Moderate expiratory limitation.Examination for extrathoracic obstruction & expiratory trachealstenosis?
HRCT: Extrathoracic obstruction may result in changes in airflow both on inspiration and expiration depending on where the obstruction is located. If your physician is investigating an extrathoracic cause, an HRCT is indicated. Sometimes enlarged lymph nodes may impinge on the airway as one possible cause. The restriction is mild and may be due to a number of causes such as fibrosis or scarring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It should: Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition causing significant lung dysfunction. A double lung transplantation replaces the native lungs with supposedly normal lungs, eliminating the problem, but replacing it with problems directly related to transplanted lungs, i.e. Chronic rejection or bronchiolitis obliterans. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vital capacity changed slightly, suggesting mild respiratory disturbance conductance (dvr) respiratory tract revealed. Result of spirometry, it means?
Makes no sense: This sounds like a computer generated report that might have been mis-interpreted by you. Regardless, minor changes in pfts cannot be interpreted out of context, just like strange noises your car makes cannot be diagnosed without looking at the car. ...Read more
Non sustained VT<30sec more concern in patients with Left Ventricular Impaired function compared to Normal LV function normal heart ejection fraction?
Yes, but concern: NS Ventricular tachycardia has a higher degree of concern in patients with impaired ejection fraction. However, the larger concern is that having runs of nonsustained VT are not particularly common in the normal population, so even in patients with normal EF, would still be concerned about ischemic heart disease in patients who are having runs of NS VT. ...Read more
What type of m.D. Would be certified to complete functional capacity exam & residual functional capacity report for ssdi case? Physiatrist?
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Would lung cancer cause enlarged hilar and mediasternal nodes, GGO on Chest CT and impaired gas exchange. Other lung function tests are normal?
Possibly: There are many different forms of lung cancer however the most common types usually appear as a solitary nodule or mass on CT. GGO can be seen with lymphatic involvement as is suggested by the enlarged lymph nodes described. This can be from infection, cancer or autoimmune diseases such as sarcoidosis and even heart failure. A biopsy of an enlarged lymph node may be required. ...Read more
It depends: The transplant center will evaluate whether based on their transplantation survival statistics and your clinical disease severity, whether the benefits outweigh the risks. The allocated organs are received first by the patients who are the most severe, and most likely to benefit from an organ transplantation. Transplantation centers will have information on this for you. I hope that this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Obliterated costophrenic angle,pleural effusion,normal blood picture&WBCs count,normal liver & kidney function tests,normal CA 19-9,cause of effusion?
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GoBackToThePetBox: At your age the thymus is considered a residual organ, kind of like your appendix.Now,there are some theories as to its function later in life (an immune function or whatever),but overall it just sits there.Of course,it's made of living tissue so there will be some"activity"in it & rarely,can develop a tumor or infection.But in your case who knows?The people who ordered the test in the first place ...Read more
Expected: Residual volume is the volume left in your lungs after you exhale completely. In general, restrictive lung disease (rld) decreases your lung volumes, including total lung capacity and residual volume. A simplified comparison can be to stretching a very tight rubber band - same as not being able to inhale and stretch your lungs to normal capacity. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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